This is Pastor Tim’s article which appeared in the Evening Leader on Tuesday, August 8, 2022.
You know how every so often in life, you come upon a circumstance that makes you have to say something that you just can’t believe you are going to say? Well, today is that day for me. I agree with Nancy Pelosi. I know, I am shocked too. I usually find her to be very fake and mean-spirited as well as power hungry and detached from reality. Just to be clear, I feel that way about her because she is a politician, regardless of her political persuasion. I feel the same way about Matt Gaetz, Josh Hawley, and Ted Cruz.
Having said that, Pelosi did something recently that I agree with 100%. She made plans to visit Taiwan. Taiwan has been in a dispute with China for almost a century. I love the people of China and I feel very sorry for them. But the leadership of China is evil for the atrocities they have committed, which is why I agree with Pelosi visiting there. I agree with this move for no other reason than China doesn’t like it. That reason alone is good enough for me.
Since when was a problem with a bully ever solved by kowtowing to the bully? Sure, China wants to be the king of the mountain, but they are grinding their own people up in order to increase their standing on the world stage. If that doesn’t qualify as evil, then the word evil has no meaning. What China has done to the Uyghur people is despicable, and the Uyghurs are a Muslim people. That means that I have religious disagreement with the Uyghur people, but I am 100% on their side when it comes to this conflict with the godless communists running China. What the powers that be in China are doing to their own people is inexcusable. One day President Xi Jinping is going to stand in front of the God he doesn’t believe in and learn that God doesn’t care about any of his opinions either.
We can debate the level of respect that the United States should show to other countries because there is no need for us to be jerks to anyone on earth. For the most part, Americans are a polite people, and we show respect. But respect is not fear, and cowering is not being polite. China may want the United States to cower before them, but I don’t think we should.
What message does it send to the Uyghurs or to the people of Taiwan if they see the United States unwilling to even challenge China on having a politician visit Taiwan? Should Nancy Pelosi and her heavily armed caravan be unwilling to visit a county because it upsets the sensibilities of a country lead by lawless men?
I am scrolling the newsfeed of all the talking heads on both sides of the aisle blabbing on about their opinions about this. The number of people who think we should respect China shocks me. Really? I know that Hollywood caters to China so they can market their movies there, which is part of the reason all our movies are so bland these days. It is really a shame, but I don’t think that the people of this country are ready to just roll over based on the whims of a tyrant dictator.
As of the writing of this article, the visit has not happened yet. It is simply on the itinerary. By the time you read this article, you will know more about whether or not the visit happened than I do now. I hope she goes through with it. I also hope there are no incidents, but even if there are, it is a visit that she should make so that the message is sent loud and clear to China that their opinions, feelings, and viewpoints are not asked for, nor are they welcome. We simply don’t care what they think.
Please make this visit, Nancy Pelosi. Send the clear single that not only do we not care, but we will also do what we believe to be correct. Even if our spineless over reactors in the media need some time in their safe space, please go to Taiwan.